The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County
The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving our historic resources in Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee. Among our programs are the award-winning Main Street Program, the Downtown Franklin Association, which promotes and revitalizes the 150 unique places to explore in the 15-block downtown National Register District.
The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County was founded in 1967 and has a long history of preserving historic resources. The Foundation started with a group of citizens with vision who wanted to protect the historic resources that make Franklin and Williamson County a special place. The efforts of the Foundation have played a major role in keeping Franklin and Williamson County from becoming “Anywhere USA.”
Among our many preservation projects is the revitalization of Franklin Theatre, which opened June 3, 2011 with movies, music and special events. The Heritage Foundation and Downtown Franklin Association produce a number of community events, including the Franklin Main Street Festival (April 27-28, 2013), Pumpkinfest (Oct. 26, 2013), Dickens of a Christmas (Dec. 14-15, 2013) the Franklin Main Street Brew Fest (March 16, 2013) and Town and Country Tour of Homes (June 1-2, 2013). For more information, please click on the event tabs above. Also listed on this website are more than 150 great places to shop, dine, be entertained, and explore local history.
Interested in making a donation to our Annual Fund or sending a gift in memory of a loved one?
Our annual fund is underway. The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County is a 501c3 non-profit organization. To make an easy, secure, online donation in any amount, please click the button below.
Want to learn more about the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County? Just click the box below to view our video narrated by Williamson County resident Naomi Judd.